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RBI Grade B 2019 Phase II exam was conducted yesterday. Paper was conducted in two shifts, shift 1 was conducted in the morning i.e. from 9 AM to 12 PM, ESI and English part both of 100 marks each were conducted in Shift 1. FM paper was conducted in the afternoon shift i.e. from 2:30 – 4:00 PM. Below is the analysis of the paper:

SectionDifficulty Level
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Key Takeaways from Yesterday’s Paper

  • No Numerical were asked in the Finance section.
  • In the Management section, questions were asked of theories in Communication, Motivation, Leadership.
  • Questions were also asked from Corporate Governance, Management and Manager’s role.
  • Questions were asked in the Budget deficits.
  • Schemes and Current Affairs were a major part of ESI 2 marker section.
  • Budgetary Allocation questions were not asked this time.
  • Both new and Old schemes were asked.

Topics from which Questions were asked in ESI:

  • Nirmaya Scheme for PwDs
  • Goal Scheme of Tribal Ministry
  • Skill Development
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Industry 4.0
  • Jal Shakti Mission
  • RCEP
  • GDP estimation by UNCTAD.
  • External Benchmarks Financial Benchmarks India Pvt Ltd.
  • Mudra Yojana

Topics from which Questions were asked in FM:

  • Primary Market
  • Serial Bond
  • Corporate Governance
  • Basel Norms
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Commercial Paper and T-Bills
  • Bank Board Bureau
  • Fit and Proper Criteria
  • Tools of Debt Financing
  • Role of Manager
  • Management By Objective (MBO)
  • Mintzberg theory
  • LMX theory
  • Career Progression
  • Advantages of Written Communication
  • Advantages of Oral Communication
  • Stakeholders of Corporate Governance
  • Models of Relationship
  • Mentorship
  • Alderfer’s ERD Theory

English Section:

English Section comprised of three sections Essay, Comprehension and Precis:

Topics of Essays were

Higher education problems
Value of Vote in Democracy
How the banks can outsource loan collection
Stress in Youths and Measures to reduce it

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It was on Capital Account Convertibility. Candidates had to write the Precis in 120 words.


Comprehension was on IMF and its functions and Five Questions were asked.

Good Attempts:

SectionGood Attempts
ESI70 – 75 marks
FM75 – 85 marks

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